Compost tea time

Thomas J. Story
Brew compost tea for your soil

Organic farmers always say "feed the soil, not the plant." One of the most effective ways to do it is with compost tea ― a solution made from traditional or worm compost ― which contains billions of microorganisms that help convert soil nutrients and minerals into a form more easily absorbed by plant roots. Now it's gotten a lot more convenient to buy it. SoilSoup Kitchens has begun stationing self-serve espresso cart look-alikes at local nurseries that dispense tea for about $8 a gallon. Apply the tea directly to the soil from a watering can or spray it onto foliage and soil (both should be moist before applying). 

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